Side Dishes

Maple Roasted Parsnips

This is fast becoming my new favorite side dish.  Amazing things happen when the maple syrup cooks down… it becomes sticky and almost candy like.  I urge you to try this dish tonight!  Parsnips are very inexpensive and who doesn’t have some maple syrup on hand?  […]

Apple Cauliflower Puree with Chevre

The secret here is the Honeycrisp apple.  The sweet, tartness of the apple combined with the earthiness of the caulfilower and the tangy goat cheese makes for one winning combination! 1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets 1 Honeycrisp apple, chopped into 2″ chunks salt […]

Mojito Shrimp Salad

Light, clean, healthy and refreshing, this salad was inspired by one of my favorite cocktails. 1/2 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined zest and juice of 1 lime 1 tbs butter 2 cloves garlic, minced salt and pepper handful of fresh mint large bowl of […]

Cucumber Relish Mahi Mahi with Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

Fish gets a lively burst of flavor thanks to a cucumber relish and for all you brussel sprouts haters out there, try this recipe and I think you’ll change your mind.  The balsamic vinegar, once cooked down, thickens and becomes sweet and delicious! Cucumber Relish 1/2 seedless […]

Buffalo Bites

I read online yesterday that The 44th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest submission deadline is April 20th.  Nothing like being under the gun to come up with a quick idea on the fly!  Tried this recipe out last night and they came out great.  I’m going to […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Mac n' Cheese

This recipe is a great way to make a meal out of mac’ n cheese.  The mushrooms in addition to the various cheeses, really pump up the protein to make for a hearty and fulfilling dish. 1 box of penne pasta (I use Dreamfields low […]

Blue Cheese Stuffed Roasted Romas

Kick up a pair of roma tomatoes with bleu cheese, garlic and red pepper for an instantly elegant side dish.   Ingredients:  2 fresh roma tomatoes  1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese  2 cloves of garlic  1 tbs fresh chopped parsley  1/4 tsp red pepper flakes […]

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Steam is for a spas and steamed asparagus is dull in color, flavor and texture.  Give oven-roasting a try and discover a new depth for a classic veggie. Ingredients:  1 Bunch of thin asparagus  1/8 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil  1 1/2 tsp Kosher or […]